Happ spinner?

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Mmezo
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Happ spinner?

Post by Mmezo » Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:16 pm

Is there any way to hook up a Happ spinner? I don't seem to see the wiring connector I would expect in the wiring harness, any advice?

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Re: Happ spinner?

Post by dee2eR » Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:44 pm

You will need to use a optical to USB adaptor for spinners (or trackballs). I use an Opti-Wiz with my trackball, there's others that should work fine too like the Opti-PAC etc.

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Re: Happ spinner?

Post by Bubbak » Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:14 pm

I hooked up a Groovy Game Gear Turbo Twist 2 spinner USB to the Pi. I also have a USB trackball hooked up to the Pi as well. Only issue I have with this set up is that my TB and spinner are close and I've bumped the spinner while using the TB. GGG has a board that will help prevent that, but I probably won't bother with it.

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Re: Happ spinner?

Post by Mmezo » Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:03 pm

Got it, thanks I think I'll skip it for this project. I have a USB adapter for another it I'll use it with, it had the correct connector.

I appreciate the help!

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Re: Happ spinner?

Post by flyingfistofbudha » Fri Aug 18, 2023 3:41 am

Any one used a spinner with arpicade yet ?

If so which one would be best to use ?

I like arknoid & ghox

Whilst I’m at it I have rotary sticks
Can I use these also .. nothing quite like
Guerrilla War with rotary

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Re: Happ spinner?

Post by cool_factor » Fri Aug 18, 2023 5:30 pm

i use the ultimarc spinners with zero issues. I have an 8 way rotary for frontline and wild western so your rotary should work. just have to figure out the settings in mame to use.

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Re: Happ spinner?

Post by dee2eR » Sat Aug 19, 2023 3:30 am

I can recommend OptiWiz as a way to convert standard arcade trackballs or spinners to USB.

Haven't actually tried any dedicated USB spinners though.

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